transdada

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Memorial to Transgender Transsexual Suicide Victims November 21st


Most people are familiar with the terrible violence committed against Transsexuals and the Transgendered. Every November 20th we hold vigils in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This is the least we can do. However we also need to honor an even larger amount of Transgendered which are the victims of Suicide. There are literally thousands of Transgendered and Transsexuals who take their own lives each and every year. They too should be Remembered with their own Day which Is November 21st. Please think about these victims, not only that day but every day.

The National suicide rate is 3 per 100,000 People. The Transgender Transsexual suicide rate is 31% of our group. Over 50% of Transsexuals will have had at least one suicide attempt by their 20th birthday. Even more self harm themselves daily either by cutting or self mutilation.

1 Comments:

At 8:12 AM, Blogger sallda said...

Sometimes humans can be so caring and yet so cruel to things they do not understand, the world is not perfect we are not all the same, our species is not turf we are not all the same person or share the views we should be more tolerant to the things that scare us, that are different to how we think things should be, we can be so much more than we are.

 

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